Well another bog standard week, nothing much exciting happening here, so I give you more of last week - food and geocaching, with four of the grandchildren thrown to balance it off.
Have been looking for handy nutritional foods to eat in between shifts at work. I get lunch at half eleven and don't get home for my tea until half seven so need something when I finish at two and the canteen is not open. So I cooked up some bananas and apples sprinkled with cinnamon. I then mixed up three eggs with some milk and poured it over the fruit, sprinkled some omega mix on topped and popped it in the oven for 15 mins until the egg was set. Very nice sliced it was.
|eggs, fruit and omega mix|
I went into the local park to pick up a new cache that is there and thought while I was there to go for my walk. But sadly they have shut off a lot of the paths as they are felling trees so I did not get as far as I expected, only managed two muddy miles, but I did find the new cache.
|tree felling in progress|
Between food and geocaching lately my life must seem repetitive, but hey ho I enjoy it, not to mention the exercise. Today when I was in town I checked my e-mails and noticed three telling me that three new caches had been published along the River Ayr walk. Well I was in the area and when I got chance to go and get them it appeared nobody else already had. In the world of caching there is a slight prestige in finding them first and logging them as a FTF ( first to find).
So I parked the car and was getting ready to set off when the heavens opened and the hailstones started, but I just dug out my waterproof trousers, zipped up both my jackets and set off regardless. I found the first cache, to find that two other cachers had beat me to it, but hey ho I was out now and so decided as the sun was out I would just carry on and get the other two.
I had just picked up the second cache and was leaving the scene when I spotted a couple walking along staring at their phone, acting like they were looking for a cache. and they were - so I shouted "you have been muggled" and laughed.
They admitted they were looking for the cache, an they were one of the others that had beat me to the first cache, and it turned out they had also found the other one and this was their last. We had a good blether and introduced ourselves. So as at this stage my trousers were covered in mud from where I had slid down the muddy hill side I gave them the hint that the cache was at the top of the hill. So I managed to find all three of the new caches, walked two and a half miles, got battered by hailstones and covered in mud but I really enjoyed it.
|Mr and Mrs Ayrbrain|
Think there is a pattern happening here, we are back to food as I have not been anywhere interesting today and tea was a disaster from a photographic point of view, tasted good but fell apart just before I popped it in the oven.
I made some biscuits while I had the oven on. Peanut butter and oatmeal cookies with raisins in. Had some with a drink of hot chocolate.
|only managed one,they were filling|
Well its not food and its not geocaching. The older two came to stay today as they normally do on a Thursday. They decided when they got here they were going to play on their phones, one on Facetime and the other watching videos on youtube. After tea they decided to play with the knex bricks, so I left them to it. They came and got me to play games when they felt like it, so we had some happy families, some frustration and lastly deuce.
|playing nicely with Knex|
Is toddlers day, and as daughter runs the toddler group then Bob gets dropped off there. Had hoped to get a few action pics of the gruesome twosome enjoying playing with or on something, but both of them were grumpy and sitting on mum's knee, oh well maybe another week. Had I had my camera when I dropped n on the way home I may well have got better pictures, like Minky playing with the cat basket - I mean what else when you have hundreds of toys?
|on mums knee at toddlers|
Back to food.....sorry folks.....lol.
I bought a bag of bulgar wheat the other week and was looking for suggestions of what to do with it. A few people suggested throwing it in the bin as its tasteless, but I bought it because of the nutritional value. So if it is tasteless I needed to make it with something full of flavour.
I only made a smallish quantity as was not sure what it would be like. But I took a cup of orange juice and brought it to the boil, Added a banana cut into small pieces and tossed in some diced dried apricots and some raisins. Simmered for a few minutes, stirred in half a cup of the bulgar, switched off the heat and left it for thirty mins. For most normal people you could probably just stir the fruit in after it had cooled but I cant eat uncooked fruit.
Not sure why they spell it different but all google searcher come up with it spelt bulgur.
|That is today's snack at work sorted|